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Ashe Explains 1975 Wimbledon Win vs Connors

By Scoop Malinowski Arthur Ashe was a guest on The Dick Cavett Show in the 1980s and explained in detail how and why he beat Jimmy Connors in their famous 1975 Wimbledon final showdown. “That particular day, Wimbledon finals on grass, Slazenger balls, about 65 degrees, no sun. That morning I was praying for cloudy […] Continue to read full article...

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Biofile Arthur Ashe Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Former ATP no. 1 in 1968 and 1975. Won Wimbledon in 1975 and US Open as an amateur in 1968. Won Australian Open in 1970. Also won doubles at French Open in 1971 and 1977 Australian Open. DOB: July 10, 1943 (Passed away Feb. 6, 1993) In: Richmond, VA Childhood Heroes: […] Continue to read full article...

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Using The Head Competition For A Week

By Scoop Malinowski In a pile of a half dozen very old, used tennis racquets on a shelf in a garage in Roser’s Church secondhand store on Anna Maria Island in Florida, I spotted one of the most recognizable pieces of tennis equipment ever made…. The Head Competition. The price was $5. For a historic […] Continue to read full article...

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Rushing Stardom: Image Creating In Tennis

Martina Navratilova declared earlier this year that 19 year old Carlos Alcaraz was superior to World No. 1 and winner of 20 Grand Slam titles Novak Djokovic. She said Alcaraz was her pick to win the French Open and Wimbledon. Of course those predictions by Martina were colossal busts as Alcaraz was not a factor […] Continue to read full article...

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Jack Kramer Was Not Politically Correct

If you think Novak Djokovic is politically incorrect, take a look at some of the fearless statements Jack Kramer wrote in his book “The Game”… Rod Laver: “Laver was a drab personality. In fact when he turned pro in 1963 after winning the grand slam, the interest in tennis had fallen so low there was […] Continue to read full article...

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In her new book “All In”, Billie Jean King claims Arthur Ashe reversed his stance on equal pay for men and women after he had a daughter (adopted daughter Camera born in 1986). Ashe was vehemently against equal pay for men and women tennis players, as he made abundantly clear in a 1980 interview on […] Continue to read full article...

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Boxing Training Helps Tennis

Maria Sharapova trained boxing for nine months when she was 12. Serena Williams has trained boxing off and on during her career. Andy Murray, Caroline Wozniacki, Gael Monfils, Elina Svitolina and many others have employed boxing training coaches. And just this week I learned boxing training in pro tennis goes as far back as the […] Continue to read full article...

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anaivOne of my favorite old re-runs is the Dick Cavett Show on Decades Network. The witty Nebraskan was a popular TV figure in the 70s with his own interview show. A couple of weeks ago I taped the two-segment show with Arthur Ashe as the guest and was quite startled to learn that Ashe completely disagreed with the equal prize money issue which was orchestrated by Billie Jean King. Continue to read full article...

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